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Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy

Beyond the Computer: A Writer Reflects On Information Literacy | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Author Deborah Hopkinson reflects on the skills today's students will need in the years to come as they respond to complex global issues.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:40 AM

A writer reflects on Information literacy #IL #INformationliteracy

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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:12 PM

Share this post far and wide! So many of my students do not have public library cards. Let's get a drive going!

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 25, 2014 8:16 AM

The number of choices, the styles of pictures, the myriad of stories available, the physical presence of possibilities and the ability to choose without cost - all of these cannot be found anywhere else...

Dana Kuhlmann's curator insight, July 2, 2014 2:58 PM

Great place to go this summer!

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Paul Horton: The War on Books II: Certified School Librarians Are the New Disappeared

Paul Horton: The War on Books II: Certified School Librarians Are the New Disappeared | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Nothing could be clearer, given the mountains of evidence cited here and that can be accessed very easily, that a strong school library program staffed with certified librarians has a very positive effective on learning within underserved communities.
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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, April 16, 2014 10:45 AM

Good read.

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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What Do Stakeholders Know about School Library Programs? Results of a Focus Group Evaluation


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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:07 AM

Article on focus group evaluation: what do stakeholders know about school libraries?

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The Need for the School Library

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According to an article written for the Voice of San Diego, many of the
libraries in public schools across the city are not staffed.  The reason
for this lack of staff comes from, suprise, lack of funding, but also from
union rules that state librarians, library assistants and techs cannot be
replaced by a volunteer or staff that would replace the job of the above
positions in any meaningful way.  This causes the great support structure a
school librarian can give to a classroom, helping not only in research for
the students but for information for teachers.

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Elena Orlova's curator insight, March 30, 2014 2:21 AM

Необходимость школьной библиотеки

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:30 PM

School libraries with qualified librarians are essential! 

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Information Literacy in a Nutshell - YouTube

This tutorial introduces the concept of Information Literacy especially as it pertains to students in higher education. The tutorial focuses on defining this...

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Should I be using Google or the Library resources for a paper? - YouTube


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:57 PM

The resourcefulness of the library in an information rich world.

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Iowa School Libraries Promotion: Teachers and T...

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Iowa Association of School Librarians present the vision of school libraries in Iowa, the roles of the Teacher Librarian, and ways Teachers and Teacher Libra...

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Tutorial for Info Power

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 10, 2014 6:24 AM

This detailed tutorial from California State University - Chico provides students with an opporunity to learn how to:'

* Investigate - What does this mean? To choose a topic you must first identify your topic. This section walks you through this concept, providing examples as well as having the student make decisions about specific areas based on what has been presented.

* Search -  Searching the web provides a vast amount of information that is unfiltered...so learn how to do effective and efficient searching, using key words and phrases, as well as learning about databases, scholarlly articles, popular articles and more.

* Locate - Finding information in a library or online requires that you undersand the system used to locate it and how to cite the resource. 

* Evaluate - Evaluating requires that you use higher order thinking skills and determine which information is accurate. The tutorial introduces the CRAAP test as a tool students may use. Is the information Correct, Relevant, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose. Each "clue" is explored and you are given information to evaluate for each.

* Use - Learning how to put it together, taking the information you have learned it is time to communicate this to others. The form may vary but you still must be alert to issues such as plagiarism and the need to cite information. Again there are interactive components in the tutorial for students to practice with.

This is a great resource but it is written for the college level. It could be used with high school students and you might use sections with students in lower grades as a class tool. 

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Ra's curator insight, April 12, 2014 4:42 PM

Neat slide share that gives students examples of how they might develop an investigative process. 

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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:30 PM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Helen Lynch's curator insight, April 9, 2014 5:16 AM

Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Mike Woods's curator insight, June 16, 2014 7:52 PM

Keep reading folks...

 

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:18 AM

That's actually a very interesting way to break down or demonstrate the cumulative effects of time spent reading on literacy. Great stuff!

Grace Kuypers's curator insight, October 14, 2014 6:34 PM

This is really great!

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Promoting your school library - YouTube

This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, February 10, 2014 3:17 PM

Let's video-write our ideas - youtube's last fashion :)

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 25, 2014 11:19 AM

Well-made and very well thought out presentation.  The importance of a trained librarian is very evident here.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:50 AM

ALIA Schools promotional film advocating the role of school libraries and teacher librarians.

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Tips for Teaching Digital & Information Literacy

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We had such an exciting PD session yesterday! Naomi Bates brought so much energy to the session, and formed a connection between her and the participants throughout her presentation. As one of our participants put it, she really kept them on their toes!

Naomi highlighted a lesson she uses with her students to teach digital and information literacy skills.


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New Broadband Goal Set for Schools, Libraries

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Government and other advocate groups are pushing for all schools in the US to have some kind of high speed Internet access.
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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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lyn_hay's curator insight, April 17, 2014 2:28 AM

Now, more than ever, we need local evidence from every TL practitioner regarding their contribution to teacher practice and student learning. ALA President Barbara Stripling makes presents a strong argument for the existence of school libraries, given the trickle effect their demise will have on public libraries, academic libraries, and the preparedness of young people to effectively contribute to society as creative, critical, ethical and informed citizens.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:43 AM

Barbara Stripling on why we need to save (school) libraries

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Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph

Malorie Blackman: Why are libraries mandatory in prisons but not schools? - Telegraph | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Malorie Blackman, the children's laureate, questions why libraries are mandatory in prisons but not schools, claiming services for young readers are “disappearing”

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 19, 2014 11:27 AM

Libraries are mandatory in prisons, but not in schools

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 19, 2014 2:39 PM

Liisa Niinikangas kyseli tätä Suomessa jo vuonna 1998...

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 22, 2014 12:40 PM

An eye-opening comparison, is it though provoking enough to yield a reverse of this sad trend?

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Our School Libraries Make Us HAPPY! (West De Pere School District) - YouTube

The School District of West De Pere, in De Pere, WI, is celebrating April's "School Library Month" by showing the world how HAPPY we are to be in our librari...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 2, 2014 2:45 AM

Lots of happy kids here.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:18 AM

Lots of happy kids in the school library [video]

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Who are librarians and what do they do? - YouTube

Please complete this survey after viewing the video! http://form.jotform.us/form/40704924090147

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 12, 2014 4:53 AM

University of Illinois video on best resources for research: Google versus the (school) library 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:39 AM
YouTube clip of Google vs Teacher librarian
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Are School Libraries Obsolete?

(This week's guest blogger is Catherine Stuart, librarian at Rosemont School of the Holy Child.) It happened again last week. Someone at a party asked me what I do for a living and when I told him I was a school librarian, ...

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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 16, 2014 11:10 AM

Another interesting article why school libraries are NOT obsolete

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:45 PM

A lovely piece about how important school libraries really are! 

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Swiss Army Knives: Teacher Librarians | Building a Culture of ...

Swiss Army Knives: Teacher Librarians | Building a Culture of ... | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
Think about the utilitarian roles of the teacher librarian-think Swiss army knife. That's how one teacher describes the impact of the teacher librarian in schools. In a recent blog post on Edutopia, Josh Work, a middle school ...

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Now Hiring: Recent Wins on School Library Positions Spark Optimism | Editorial

Now Hiring: Recent Wins on School Library Positions Spark Optimism | Editorial | School Libraries and more | Scoop.it
New positions being created in school districts across the country point to places where advocacy has hit home, roles smartly redesigned, and librarians put back in the budget.
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The Epic Ebook Guide

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"eBooks are around us. Do you know how to find them? What apps should you use? Do you know how to publish one? This epic eBook guide will help you understand how to download ebooks, use ebookstores, and how to find free and inexpensive ebooks and how to self publish."


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Nuno Magalhães Ribeiro's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:38 AM

Os ebooks são um tipo de aplicação multimédia que se impôs nos últimos anos como uma séria alternativa à tecnologia analógica baseada em papel, fruto das muitas vantagens que o suporte digital proporciona para melhorar a experiência da leitura. O Epic Book Guide, descrito neste artigo, é interessante na medida em que ajuda a compreender que apps de leitura de ebooks existem, como as utilizar, para que servem e onde as obter; onde e como descarregar ebooks em vários formatos a partir de sites online; onde encontrar edições gratuitas de livros eletrónicos na Internet e como desenvolver edições de autor em que cada pessoa pode publicar e distribuir um ebook da sua autoria.

Marja Oilinki's curator insight, April 15, 2014 2:42 AM

Talteen! Linkeistä löytyi mm. neuvoja e-kirjan tekemisestä uusilla välineillä. Beta-vaiheessa olevaan Liber.io -sovellukseen lähetin heti liittymispyynnön. Myös MS Officen julkaisutoiminta oli juttu, jota en ollut aiemmin huomannut.

Classi's curator insight, April 15, 2014 5:28 AM

All things relatied to eBooks. Great info.

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American Teen Online Activity

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American Teen Online Activity
http://lonewolflibrarian.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/american-teen-online-activity-02-21-14/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SCIS's curator insight, March 3, 2014 5:45 PM

Interesting study of American Teens habits online - How close will this be to the Australian and New Zealand perspective

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The Periodic Table of Storytelling

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The basic building blocks of storytelling

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SCIS's curator insight, February 23, 2014 5:33 PM

The Periodic table of storytelling covers all the elements - a lovely infographic looking at the structure of story